A Message from Mike Rowe, the Dirty Jobs Guy: Just to be transparent, About My Mom is a e-book approximately my grandmother, written via my Mom. That’s to not say it’s now not approximately my Mom—it’s. In truth, About My Mom is as so much approximately my Mom as it’s approximately my grandmother. In that feel, it’s in reality a e-book approximately “moms.”
…It isn’t, alternatively, a e-book written via me. Real, I did write the foreword. However it doesn’t imply I’ve written a e-book approximately my Mom. I haven’t. Nor does it imply my Mom’s e-book is ready her son. It isn’t. It’s approximately my grandmother. And my Mom. Simply to be transparent.—Mike
A love letter to moms in all places, About My Mother will make you snort and cry—and notice your self in its mirrored image. Peggy Rowe’s tale of rising up because the daughter of Thelma Knobel is full of heat and humor. However Thelma might be your mother—there’s a Thelma in everyone’s life. She’s the individual taking fee—the one that is aware of instinctively how issues will have to be. These days, Thelma can be defined as an alpha character, However even as rising up, her daughter Peggy noticed her as a dictator—albeit a benevolent, loving one. They clashed from the start—Peggy, the pony-loopy tomboy, and Thelma, the genteel-but-nonetheless-controlling Mom, devoted to elevating subtle, ladylike daughters. Excellent success.
Whilst prime league baseball got here to the city within the early Fifties and became refined Thelma right into a crazed Baltimore Orioles groupie, no person was once extra shocked and embarrassed than Peggy. Lifestyles changed into a chain of compromises—Thelma tolerating a daughter who pitched manure and galloped the geographical region, even as Peggy realized to tolerate the whacky Orioles fan who threw her lingerie on the tv, shouted insults at umpires, and lived via the orange-and-black agenda taped to the fridge door.
On occasion it takes a little bit distance to comprehend the folks we like.